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Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Area/Bike Park

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Page Type: Area/Bike Park

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.75395°N / 112.01523°W

Trail Type: Cross Country, Downhill, Mountain

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter


Page By: Freak-a-zoid

Created/Edited: Dec 1, 2007 / Dec 20, 2007

Object ID: 264935

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Dead Horse Ranch State Park is just 30 min. west of Sedona and has a small Network of Trails that interconnect. Best known for the Thumper Loop a combonation of the Raptor Hill, Thumper and Lime Kiln Trails. Every type of rider will find something here. Camping is on site within the park, fishing at a number of the Lagoons and the Verde River. Deadhorse is a great place to be based out of for Riding Mingus Mountain and Sedona when one wants to stay away from hotels and resorts or camping in Sedona is all taken. Most of the trails have great views of the Verde Valley. Deadhorse is rideable year round but can be blazing hot mid day in the summer months.
Dead Horse Map

Getting There

From the South (Phoenix)
Head North on I-17 to Exit 287 make a left onto Hwy 260 heading into Cottonwood to Main St.\Hwy 89a take a left. One stoplight and 2 miles later you will see a signed right for Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

From the North (Flagstaff)
Head South on I-17 for 3 mi exit onto 89a south through Sedona towards cottonwood 40 miles. Make a right at Mingus 3 miles later make a right onto Main St. after a mile you will see a signed right for Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

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Red Tape

Yield to hikers and equestrians.

Stay on Trail

Double check that Camelback......better be full especially in the summer months.

Entrance Fees:
$6.00 per car

$2.00 per person or bike

External Links

Dead Horse State Park Web Page

Weather Station


Dead Horse has great camping facilities for anyone from a basic tent to the biggest of RVs.


TandemComing Down the Lime KilnDead Horse Map